To Feel Is To Heal

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Tears shed for another person are not a sign of weakness. They are a sign of a pure heart.
— José N. Harris

Mindfulness And Grieving
 

Lately, I've been leaning hard on what my yoga studies have taught me, to help pull me through this emotional pain I'm dealing with on the loss of my mother. 

Sleep has been elusive for me since I’ve really started to "allow" myself to feel the loss of my mother PHYSICALLY.  

I laid alone in bed the other night surrendering to my emotions.

My eyes open to the darkness in the room and in my head. 

I noticed my shallow breath and slowly deepened it.

I could feel the sadness hanging onto my face and gently relaxed it.

My closed palms pried open to receive love and grace from God.

My first instinct is to always curl into the fetal position, I resist and open my broken heart up to heaven. 

My scattered thoughts are allowed to be, with no judgment from me-

just LOVE and ACCEPTANCE.

 

 

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No one ever told me that grief felt so like fear.
— C.S. Lewis, A Grief Observed